Tuesday, May 27, 2014

BVI Premier Meets Overseas Territories Officials at COCTC

BVI Premier and Minister of Finance, Dr Orlando Smith, has returned from the meeting of the Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council (COCTC) which took place in Montserrat from May 15-16 and had the purpose to discuss the regional programming for the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).

On the meeting, the BVI Premier encouraged members of the Council, which included officials from the Caribbean British and Dutch Overseas Territories of Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, St Maarten, Curacao, Montserrat, and the British Virgin Islands, to strengthen the level of cooperation, and to assess jointly the political, economic and social situations in the Caribbean region.

The Caribbean Overseas Countries and Territories Council was established in April 2012 for discussions aimed at strengthening regional cooperation, enhancing international cooperation, sharing resources and addressing issues of mutual interest and concern among Caribbean Overseas Territories.

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